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Our Buying Policy
The large majority of people who contact us to sell Wisdens have either inherited them or indeed they are from people who may simply have run out of space.
Essentially the Wisdens have been bought, read and looked after by someone who cares for cricket. That person may have passed away or for many a reason decided to part with their collection, but it is important to respect the effort gone into acquiring the collection.
Most people who contact us do not have much idea as to the value of Wisdens so when viewing a collection we will offer as much information as we can in order to give the seller the facts they need to decide how to proceed.
We are especially interested in pre 1976 Hardback Wisdens and pre 1950 Linen Cloth/Soft Back editions. We will naturally consider collections that comprise of these and later almanacks.
If we can and it is convenient to the seller we will put together a condition report on the collection for sale. We will send it to the seller in a word document along with the contact details of a large number of dealers/auctioneers. The seller will then have control of the process. We would also encourage the seller to search for any dealer that we may have missed. The description will hopefully be what the potential buyer will want to know. By doing this the seller will be able to get the best possible price for the collection through this outlet. This service is completely free of charge.
We are very fortunate not to have the overheads and costs associated with a larger cricket memorabilia dealer so we are usually more generous when we make an offer. Nearly everyone you speak to will want to see the collection or at least see photographs, this is both understandable and a necessity, but by supplying a condition report in terms that they will appreciate a lot of viewings may be avoided.
If there is anything you feel we have not covered or you would like clarification on please contact us on 01480 819272/07966 513171, We are available from 8.30am until 6pm weekdays. We will always try and answer emails or enquiries, if convenient to do so (family does come first) outside of these times and at weekends.. If we are unavailable please leave a message and we will return your call.
The one thing we would say to all those who have a collection to part with – No matter what happens with the collection once you have decided to part with it, it will go to like-minded people who love the almanack and the game. Wisden is not an impulse buy, so each and every Wisden in your collection will be wanted, read and enjoyed for a long time to come.
As all our stock is not listed please feel free to contact us by email or telephone. It would also be a pleasure to welcome you at our premises in Cambridgeshire (by appointment).
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